E-books make great gifts!

The holidays are upon us again. There are shopping lists to make and gifts to buy.

One of the drawbacks of electronic reading devices is that it’s not easy and sometimes not even possible to loan an e-book to a friend. The flip side of that restriction is that e-books are significantly less expensive than hardback and paperback books. You can buy two, three, maybe even four e-books for what you pay for a single physical book — unless the e-book author is James Patterson, George R.R. Martin, or Karen Kingsbury!

Send an e-book as a gift!

How?  First, go to Amazon.com. If you don’t already have an Amazon account, set one up. It’s easy.

Next, search for the book you want to give to a friend and click on the title to reach that book’s shopping page. On the right side of the screen are the payment options. Scroll down and click on the Gift as a Gift icon.

Amazon Gift

This will take you to a new screen where you’ll be prompted to log in if you haven’t already done so, or it will bring up the fields where you provide your recipient’s information.Amazon Gift 2










Now for the fun part!

Amazon offers the option of sending the e-book from Amazon directly to the recipient — all you have to provide is their email address and the date you want it delivered — OR you can have them send the book to you to forward on at your convenience. Oh, and there’s also a personalized message box!

Easy-peasy, so keep your favorite authors in mind when you start your Christmas shopping list!

P.S. Remember to leave a review for your favorite books. Authors love reviews!

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